DeafDigest Gold – January 24, 2016
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Sunday’s Deaf Picture for your surprise
Top stories about the deaf:
The British Department for Work and Pensions (sort
of same as our own SSA) has set up a video relay
service to communicate with the deaf.
The Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, GA
settled with the feds over discriminating
against a deaf patient and agreed to provide
interpreters for future deaf patients.
A deaf couple reached settlement with an
interpreting agency in Colorado on their
hiring of unqualified interpreters during
Dr. Ithai Rabinowitch, a Neurobiologist, said that
it is true that loss of one sense (sound) in
deaf people actually strengthens the four other
senses. His findings were published on a web site.
Facebook contacts or face to face at clubs for
the deaf? Deaf people would prefer Facebook.
This was the focus of a story featured on
the BBC in Great Britain.
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LAST MINUTE AIR FLIGHTS IMPOSSIBLE FOR SOME DEAF
Last minute air flights are not impossible, depending on
vacant seats. But for some deaf people, it may be
impossible at Toronto Pearson International Airport.
This airport requires 48 hours advance notice for
deaf people with Cochlear Implants or with hearing aids. The reason
is screening by x-ray and the security people do not
want last minute problems.
But for deaf people without CI or hearing aids, they are
OK for last minute tickets.
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A DEAF STUFF SOLD OUT
Several times in DeafDigest, it was mentioned
that the Grace Coolidge coin had a big irony.
She taught at Clarke School for the Deaf before
she married and became the First Presidential
Yet the coin had this U-S-A fingerspelled.
Clarke School has never permitted the use of
sign language nor of the fingerspelling. Anyway
this coin, open for public sale, was sold out.
This information was provided by deaf coin collector Kenneth S.Rothschild.
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Organizations serving the deaf
International Catholic Deaf Association
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Lip Reading nightmare
A hearing friend wanted introduce his friend.
Deaf person thought hearing person said:
This is Jelly
The hearing person actually said:
This is Shelley
Deaf Book of the Week
Conversational Sign Language
Deaf people can do anything
we have a deaf person who is/was a
— medical instruments technician
this website is growing every weekend:
Deaf Question of the Week:
Q. Are there organizations for the deaf in North
A. Do not know, because North Korea is a secretive
nation – but there is an organization for the
disabled, and that the deaf is part of it. But
as for deaf-only organizations, good question!
Rene Pellerin’s Corner:
Huge snowstorms have hit parts of the USA and can they be dangerous.
Sidewalks may not be shoveled for days, power may be go out and phone lines and cable may be down.
Think about people who might need assistance during these rough times.
Individuals who are DeafBlind might have limited communication with those outside their households.
Braille displays and devices have limited power between charges. Hope many of you have power backup sources?
Friends, do me a favor. Check on your neighbors who are DeafBlind to be sure they are safe.
Rene’s show business started in year 2010 and it focuses on the
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Deaf Wish List of the Week:
that all mainstreamed students get best support services from local educational districts
James LeVoy Sorenson, not deaf, passes away. He was
well noted for his monetary contributions to the
deaf community, including Gallaudet University.
He was mentioned as the richest man in Utah.
DeafNumbers of the Week:
3,000 funerals officiated and 10,000 sermons
by The Reverend Matthias Lloyd-Thomas (Cwmbran, South Wales).
He was deaf all his life (mid-19th century)
Deaf Collegiate Athletes:
West Florida – Peggy de Villiers, sr, women’s swimming
She is from South Africa
Deaf Elite Athletes:
Tyson Gillies, minor league baseball 2015
Is hoping to be offered another minor league contract
for 2016 as a free agent
He is a member of the national Canadian baseball team and
his most recent appearance was at the 2015 World Baseball
Confederation Premier12 tournament in Taiwan and Japan.
He played all six games that Canada played in that tournament,
hitting .150, three hits, three runs, two walks and
six strike outs in 20 at bats. His on-base average was .261
He still dreams of one day, playing in the majors.
Q. The blizzard has hit the East Coast real hard.
We have read of the Duquesne men’s basketball team
and Temple women’s gymnastics team being stranded
on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. Has such incidents
happened with deaf sports teams while traveling
to and away from away games?
A. Yes, and in several cases, these incidents have
been tragic. DeafDigest prays that such
incidents will never again happen in the World
of Deaf Sports.
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